DICE and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars Battlefront is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Origin for PC. In Star Wars Battlefront, players live out the battles between the Rebellion and the Empire in the time period of the original Star Wars trilogy – from large-scale multiplayer matches for up to 40 players to Missions that can be played alone offline or with a friend.
Knight Squad, the medieval-themed party game by Chainsawesome Games, is out today on Steam and Xbox One. Up to eight players can battle it out locally or online in action reminiscent of classics like Bomberman.
If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can download the game for free starting today. Get in on Knight Squad before it disappears from November’s Games with Gold lineup.
Also out today is Knight Squad: Extra Chivalrous, a DLC pack featuring four extra game modes and three additional knights. The Extra Chivalrous DLC is yours free of charge if you supported Knight Squad on Steam Early Access.
NIS America today announced that Nippon Ichi Software’s strategy RPG Disgaea is finally coming to PC and will be available on Steam in February 2016.
Telltale Games has released the season finale trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.
The final of six episodes in the season, ‘The Ice Dragon’ will be available starting tomorrow, November 17th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The season will also debut on disc at retailers beginning November 17th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Electronic Arts has released new details on the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass. Featuring 4 upcoming digital expansion packs, Season Pass owners will secure two-week early access to each expansion pack and an exclusive “Shoot First” emote. The first expansion pack will be released in early 2016. Available for $49.99, the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass includes:
Sail with Captain Raven one more time with a free upgrade to Vendetta: Curse of Raven’s Cry, available November 20th for PC.
If you have previously purchased a copy of Raven’s Cry, just fill out the form located at http://www.vendetta-game.com/upgrade/ for your free upgrade to Vendetta: Curse of Raven’s Cry.
Vendetta: Curse of Raven’s Cry features all-new gameplay mechanics, enemies, weapons, quests and upgrades plus brand new English voice-overs.
Electronic Arts today announced EA Sports UFC 2 will launch this Spring, featuring UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey as the game’s global lead cover athlete.
Bethesda Softworks today announced that Fallout 4 is generating record sales at retail outlets and via digital download. Bethesda launched with approximately 12 million units worldwide to meet day one demand, representing sales in excess of $750 million. The collector’s edition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, sold out within hours of its announced availability.
Major retailers have informed Bethesda of the tremendous consumer interest in Fallout 4, with some noting it was the most pre-ordered game this year. In addition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was the fastest-selling collector’s edition of any game in history at leading retailers. Following the release, Bethesda was advised that launch day sales at some of the leading retail chains were the largest of any game released this year. Bethesda is now shipping more Fallout 4 units to retailers to meet ongoing market demand.
Digital sales of Fallout 4 are also breaking records. On Steam, Fallout 4 became the number one game played, surpassing the previous record for concurrent play with over 470,000 Fallout players. Fallout 4 also set the record as the most viewed game launch of all 2015 games, according to Twitch.
The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of October. Software sales were down year-over-year in October by 3%, while hardware sales were even. Overall, total industry sales were up 2% to $805 million thanks to accessory sales being up 18% year-over-year. Driven by the month’s top-selling game Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One saw 81% growth compared to October 2014 and was the top-selling platform in October.
The top selling games of October were as follows:
1. Halo 5: Gaurdians
2. NBA 2K16
3. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
4. Madden NFL 16
5. WWE 2K16
6. FIFA 6
7. Destiny: The Taken King
8. Yoshi’s Wooly World
9. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
10. Rock Band 4
Note: The NPD Group does not track digital game sales, only physical game sales.
Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct presentation today, revealing details about several new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Some of the news included the reveal that video game character Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will be added as a playable DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Other notable announcements included the reveal of an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U, a new Wii U bundle featuring Splatoon and Super Smash Bros., and news that the Pokémon games that started it all – Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version – will launch with new wireless communication functionality on Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS on February 27th.